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2016 BRFSS Survey Results: Local Health Director Region 3 Demographics

Derived Variables and Risk Factors

Adults who have a body mass index greater than 25.00 (Overweight or Obese)*

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  Total
Respond.^
No Yes
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 5,984 1,914 33.1 31.7-34.6 4,070 66.9 65.4-68.3
Region 3 533 183 32.3 28.0-36.9 350 67.7 63.1-72.0
GENDER
Male 243 66 27.3 21.4-34.0 177 72.7 66.0-78.6
Female 290 117 37.2 31.1-43.7 173 62.8 56.3-68.9
RACE
Non-Hispanic White 403 148 34.4 29.4-39.9 255 65.6 60.1-70.6
Non-Hispanic Black 74 13 15.4 8.7-25.9 61 84.6 74.1-91.3
Other 52 *** *** *** *** *** ***
AGE
18-44 162 69 38.0 30.2-46.4 93 62.0 53.6-69.8
45-64 202 53 23.9 18.0-31.0 149 76.1 69.0-82.0
65+ 164 59 34.6 27.0-43.1 105 65.4 56.9-73.0
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 210 52 24.3 18.5-31.2 158 75.7 68.8-81.5
Some College + 323 131 39.0 33.1-45.3 192 61.0 54.7-66.9
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 279 92 29.8 24.3-36.1 187 70.2 63.9-75.7
$50,000+ 171 66 38.3 30.4-46.8 105 61.7 53.2-69.6

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*Body mass index is computed as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared:(kg/ m2).
BMI is an intermediate variable used in defining overweight and obesity.
Underweight=BMI less than 18.5, Recommended Range=BMI 18.5 to 24.9, Overweight=BMI 25.0 to 29.9 and Obese=BMI 30 or greater.

See Technical Notes for counties in Local Health Director, State and AHEC regions.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2016 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2016 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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